KCRW's The Score
By Diana Nyad, KCRW
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Twenty-four hours a day in every city in America, you can hear shock jock radio types screaming their outrage at the latest sports scandal, and the din has become loud and steady. Diana Nyad, on the other hand, is thirsting for the poetry, the sociology, the philosophy of sports. On "The Score," she tells poignantly inspirational stories, covers the broad spectrum of characters who play parts in the sports world and lifts listeners to feel the same passion for sports that she has.
||Cam Newton, Ego Aside||This year's NFL Draft holds the promise of teams licking their chops at mining a wealth of quarterback prospects. No matter how deep that list runs, one 6'6", 250-pound monster-armed talent stands head and shoulders above the rest. Auburn's quarterback C||3 3 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ladies Day||Let's call this Ladies Day here on The Score. First, in Iowa, where wrestling is to the state as football is to Texas, a high school girl last week became the first in the 86-year history of the State tournament to win a match. The downside to Cassy Herk||24 2 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Shrovetide Football||With the end of the NFL season comes a collective American depression. Millions of us are football junkies and the withdrawal, post Super Bowl, can be cruel.||17 2 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Aguilera?s Anthem Flub||Christina Aguilera?s flubbing of the National Anthem has drawn equal billing to any football news, post Super Bowl. OK, ?the twilight?s last ?reaming?? was perhaps egregious botching, compared to other Anthem gaffes, such as Robert Goulet, before a Muham||10 2 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Women Love Football||To paraphrase a feminist concept of male resistance to the growing power of women in our society, it has been said "the stronger women get, the more men love football." This to be interpreted that men love football, revere football, because it's seemingl||20 1 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ted Williams: Homeless to Famous||This is the quintessential story that proves the enormous muscle of today's Social Media. O.K. Maybe Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg being named Time Magazine's Person of the Year, for influencing the lives of more than half a billion people, is the ultimate||6 1 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bud Greenspan: Artist of Sports||Bud Greenspan, the award-winning Olympic filmmaker, died on Christmas Day. The eulogies and obituaries have poured forth. High praise for his many, beautiful works of art. Bud?I affectionately called him by his birth name, Jonah?was my long-time, dear fr||30 12 10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hashim Khan Streak||The women's basketball team at the University of Connecticut now holds the longest streak of consecutive games won in the history of the sport. On Tuesday, the Huskies took their record to 89, passing the long-standing, historic record of 88 straight by||23 12 10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Philly Fans Rudest||Pitcher Cliff Lee created headlines this week with his surprise choice of the Philadelphia Phillies as home for ostensibly the rest of his already stellar career. None other than the Yankees, used to getting pretty much every star they pursue with their||16 12 10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Monday Nights||Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and Monday Night Football personality Don Meredith passed away this week. In remembering the likeable Dandy Don, his Texas twang, his snakeskin cowboy boots and his irreverence in literally drinking and smoking pot live||9 12 10||Free||View In iTunes|